Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

On Friday, May 17, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County enlisted Orange County business and community leaders to support the 15th annual Leaders Build Challenge at Behr Paints Headquarters in Santa Ana.

This year’s event competition constructed the framing walls for six new home builds that will be erected on West Washington Avenue in Santa Ana. The groundbreaking for this project is scheduled for July 27, 2024.

The event raised more than $125,000 with help from event sponsors to make home ownership more affordable in Orange County.

CONGRATS to Team Light Blue and Antis Roofing & Waterproofing for winning the #LeadersBuild2024 Champions Cup!

The $125,000 raised covers the costs of the foundations for the six new homes on West Washington Street in Santa Ana.

Event Sponsors included: Team Captains: Parker Aerospace; First Citizens Bank, and Antis Roofing and Waterproofing; Foundation Sponsors: Eaton and John R. & M. Margrite Davis Foundation; Hammer Sponsors: American Business Bank, Cannon Design, City National Bank, CoreLogic, First Bank, Farmers & Merchant Bank, Hirsch Pipe & Supply, Halbert Hargrove, and Joann and Ken Lickel. Event hosted at: Behr Paint Company.

Leaders Build Challenge Background:

The one-day Leaders Build Challenge event is all about competition. Local leaders were split into three teams in a head-to-head competition. The first event, teams were tasked with helping to build the framing walls for six new home builds. Their work was judged and scored based on productivity, expertise, and team spirit in finishing their tasks. The second portion of the event included a series of games where the Habitat OC team will test the competitors nail driving skills; their ability to hit a bullseye with a rubber hatchet; and building a home constructed using PVC pipe Points were tabulated and congratulations to Team Antis Roofing and Waterproofing for the overall win and ownership of the Leaders Build Challenge Trophy and bragging rights for a full year!

About Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is an affiliate of a global, nonprofit housing organization that seeks to put love and faith into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that everyone deserves a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that shelter should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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